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  • Liverpool 3-0 Lille: Torres brilliant double

    Losses in the first meeting of Liverpool rewarded with convincing victories while competing in their own cage. The Reds dropped Lille 3-0 through two goals Fernando Torres and one from Steven Gerrard.

    At Anfield, Thursday (18/3/2010), Liverpool must win to qualify for the quarterfinals round of Europa League after losing 0-1 at the first meeting. The Reds finished paying fans waiting with a big 3-0 win.

    Steven Gerrard opened the benefits of hosting a new action when the nine-minute walk through the execution of penalties. Fernando Torres scored brilliant double in the second round, respectively 49 and 90 minutes.

    Top results of Rafael Benitez's squad right through to the quarterfinals with a 3-1 aggregate advantage. Liverpool also keep their chances of reaching finish the season with a trophy for Europa League is the only remaining competition that can be completed with a champion.

    The game

    Liverpool appeared dominant since the beginning of action. The first opportunity came in the opening advantage four minutes when Ryan Babel kicking hard, after penetration, is still deviating from the target.

    The first goal came when the Reds fight just nine minutes. Starting from the violation of Lucas in the penalty box, Gerrard who advanced as executor successfully carry out their duties perfectly. Liverpool winning 1-0.

    Through a free-kick scenario hosts nearly equalized in the 12th minute. Lille goalkeeper managed to outwit the bait when a free kick after Javier Mascherano, Torres kick failed to give Liverpool a second goal.

    The pressure continued through the host hard kick tandukan Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger. But in minute 33 through a counter-attack the visitors almost equalized, despite having passed two players, Hazard Pepe Reina failed to bow under the crossbar.

    Liverpool could only add to the benefits at the beginning of the second half, exactly in 49 minutes. Torres scored his first goal after he grabbed the ball exhaust Adil Rami. The Spain striker's position made it through Aurelien Chedjou Fongang to poke the ball then passing through the goalkeeper Mickael Landreau.

    A minute ago Lille reacted by Florent Balmont kick, but the score stayed 2-0 for the number Reina almost no trouble securing the net.

    Through Torres and Dirk Kuyt, Liverpool had two additional opportunities in the middle of the first round. But the cover goals, which again created a new scored by Torres in minute 90.

    El Nino strikes the ball into Gerrard's goal-kick advantage that can not completely driven by Landreau. Goal is to ensure 'The Red' 3-0 victory and qualify for the quarterfinals with a 3-1 aggregate victory.

    Team Line-up:
    Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Insua, Kuyt, Mascherano, Lucas, Babel, Gerrard, Torres. Subs: Cavalieri, Benayoun, Kyrgiakos, Ngog, Degen, El Zhar, Kelly

    Lille: Landreau, Beria, Chedjou, Rami, Emerson, Balmont, Mavuba, Cabaye, Hazard, Frau, Obraniak. Subs: Butelle, Vandam, Aubameyang, Toure, Dumont, Souare, Souquet


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